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Special to the NNPA by Oscar Blayton, Attorney at Law

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The Debts We Owe Haitians

On Oct. 9, 1779, more than 500 Haitian soldiers (referred to as “Les Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue”) fought alongside French troops to aid...

Boycott Trump

The public shaming of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Saunders, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other Trump minions has had an impact upon members of 45’s administration. The...
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Crimes Without Punishment

And again, a white police officer has killed a person of color with impunity.On Sept. 16, 2016 Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby shot...
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Who is the Brother in the Boat with George Washington?

We’ve all seen the painting.  Gen. George Washington strikes a heroic pose, standing in a boat being rowed through an icy river on his way to win...
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Why Black Men Must Become Feminists

It is time for some honest talk about gender politics in Black America.With the rise of “Trumpism,” our community needs all hands on deck...
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Shame, Shame, Shame

There was a reason Ku Klux Klan members wore hoods that hid their faces.Anonymity allows people to act upon their worst instincts without having...
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Revolutionary Slaveholders

Each year, many Americans celebrate the 4th of July. On that day in 1776, it is said that “The Land of the Free” was...
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Trump is a Moron, but Most Americans Don’t Know Who Burned the White House

Donald Trump made headlines with his ignorance again when he accused Canada of burning the White House during the War of 1812.Most school children...
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Manifest Destiny in Modern America

One weekend evening in 1966, while traveling from Camp LeJeune in Eastern North Carolina to Myrtle Beach, S.C., my Marine buddies and I began...
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In 1995, a journalist I know was interviewing the First Lady of Virginia, Susan Brown Allen, wife of the new governor at the time,...